Muschamp: We're going to have a good team next year...

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  1. mdfgator
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    Easier? Take a look at vegas's odds for winning it all next year, we play a lot of very very good teams, above us in the rankings Vegas rankings
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    The Vegas rankings did not do so well last year
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    What rankings are you referring to? What were the preseason odds of fsu winning it all? Do you know or are you just a talking some smack!
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    Sounds more like not trying to see it because the comparison is very valid.
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    Wait...he said *next* year? As opposed to *this* year?
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    Other than that part its an excellent comparison though...
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    If that's not a reason to be concerned then that's pretty much implying that the program has been set back from our standard over the last 20 years. If all it was that caused such a bad season were a bunch of injuries as many people will contend then why are we optimistic about 8 or 9 wins? What happened to 10 win seasons and Atlanta or bust? It was just a single bad year right? An anomaly, no? Face it, the program has been set back if 8 or 9 wins is something to strive for, and for us it absolutely is right now.

    And the part about overhauling the offense is true too. WM is implicitly admitting his philosophy was a failure and for a first-time head coach that means essentially he does not yet even really have one. Meanwhile the UF football program patiently waits for him to figure it out.

    Its absurd to me that we're sitting here in year 4 essentially starting from scratch, still very much in the midst of rebuilding.
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    12/1 were the odds. i am saying the odds are never that accurate as to who is going to play well
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    Agree with everything you said.
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    Out of 4 pages that's all you got? He did sound way too optimistic to me too, for what I read, though.
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    Considering Muschamp is still our coach, assuming anything more than 6 wins would be foolishness on my part, especially considering we play 6 ranked opponents. Until he proves me wrong (Roper or not) that's my expectation. After last year (sadly), that's an improvement.
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    And so far he's what, 4-11 vs ranked teams? By that % he'll win 1 or 2 games max out of those 6.
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    If he's wrong, he won't be around to explain it.
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    That's a bit myopic. We're oh-fer in two bad years, and four wins against top ten teams in his other year. It all counts, but it is far from a straight line story of us being mediocre the whole time.

    We also need context as to how brutal this schedule is compared to the schedules we played when we were regularly winning ten games or more.

    Next year we play four teams that finished top 10 (reFSU, USCe, Mizzou, Bama), two more that finished top 25 (LSU, Vandy), one more that normally finishes top 25 (UGA), and one more potentially tough road game in Knoxville with a team that's recruited a load of talent in the past two classes.

    Assuming we do play four top ten teams, here is a point of reference people should consider when thinking about that schedule... last year, the entire top 10 during the regular season had played a total of 6 games against other top 10 teams. Six. Two of those six were USCe and Mizzou playing against each other.

    We are scheduled to play four, by ourselves... or as many as the entire top ten played last year outside of the USCe-Mizzou game.

    Food for thought.

    We have a truly brutal schedule by comparison to anyone finishing the regular season in the top ten last year. Nobody plays this kind of schedule and finishes the way we expect our Gators to finish. There are only two teams I can think of in the past 20 years or so that have finished real strong against this tough a schedule... LSU 2011 and us in 2012.

    Hopefully, we'll do it again, but the odds are really against it.
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    I'm trying my hardest to be a little optimistic, but I haven't felt like this since the day that I heard we hired Zook.
    Nothing will change that but wins. Wins that matter.
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    Zook is looking better and better...
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    Between Meyerddazio and Champ the fan enthusiasm has just been beaten down to smithereens, plain and simple.
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    Zook's 3 years >>>> Muschamp's 3 years
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    And this sums you up!
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    Anybody actually watch the press conference?
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